Pat Robertson Says Gays ‘Will Die Out’

I think ignorant, bigoted, aging televangelists will die out LONG before gays do.

“You know those who are homosexual will die out because they don’t reproduce. You have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce. Same thing with that church. It’s doomed. It’s going to die out, ’cause it’s the most nonsensical thing I have heard in a long time. This is absurd.

God has made us to be in families. God has created a desire of men and women to have attraction to the opposite sex so that they will reproduce and have children.

If I were you, I’d get out of the church as fast as I could, cast the dust of it on your feet, shake off the dust and run.

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19 Reasons Why Manchester Is The Most LGBT-Friendly City In The UK

I’ve been to England three times. Each time I flew into Manchester’s airport as it’s cheaper than London and nearer my friend’s home in Morcambe (just outside of Lancaster). Last time I visited in 2010, I met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in ages and spent the night in Manchester. It’s a lovely city and I’m glad to know of it’s friendliness toward LGBT.

19 Reasons

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SC Could Owe Gay Groups $150,000 — or Maybe Even More

Some people never learn to leave well enough alone.

Marriage is here to stay in South Carolina, but Attorney General Alan Wilson seems to be having a hard time accepting it. Even though South Carolina couples have been getting married since last month, Wilson has continued his losing battle to stop the weddings. But the longer he drags out his appeal, the more money he may wind up having to give to a coalition of gay rights groups.

That’s because the coalition has filed a petition seeking to recoup the money that they’ve had to spend to keep marriage legal. If the court grants their request, Wilson will have to give over $150,000 to organizations fighting for equality. Wilson really has no chance of stopping marriage at this point. He’s appealing to the Fourth Circuit, which has repeatedly allowed marriages to go forward. So all he’s doing now is running up a huge tab.

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Holy Toledo!

I’ve reached 500 posts on this blog (with the last post about the Lesbian moms)! Thanks to all of you who follow my blog. I hope that you learn something from the things I find to share or perhaps find new ways of doing old things.

I share all this stuff for you, my followers, so we can all come together to make our community stronger and to show those who fear us that there’s not much to fear. I hope you take away something new every time you visit.

Here’s to 500 more posts!

Much love,

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Two Women Breastfeed This Baby

To be honest, I’ve never heard of this happening – even outside lesbian couples – but I know that breastfeeding an infant is a strong bonding period and for both mothers to be able to be involved is an amazing thing.

Three-week-old Sequoia is one lucky baby: She is breastfed by not one, but two women, her mothers Heidi and Mary Ellen Olson. The married couple from Santa Cruz, Calif. engage in a practice called “co-nursing,” in which they share breastfeeding duties.

“Our friends are fascinated by the fact that my wife and I both breastfeed our daughter,” Heidi, 26, a nanny and the baby’s birth mom, tells Yahoo Parenting. “We get a lot of, ‘Wow, that’s amazing!’ and ‘I didn’t know that was possible!’”

Induced lactation is indeed possible through dedicated nipple stimulation — either by putting baby to breast or with the aid of a breast pump — and is sometimes used by moms (and, very rarely, men) with adopted or surrogate children who want to breastfeed. Mary Ellen has opted for something called the Newman-Goldfarb protocol, a physician-developed approach that combines pumping with the taking of a drug called domperidone.

Heidi, who lactates on her own, gave birth to Sequoia at the couple’s home after a year-long struggle with endometriosis which included laparoscopic surgery to remove her ovarian cysts. She became pregnant through an intrauterine insemination (IUI), a process in which donor semen is implanted in the uterus with the help of a physician.

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Caring For AIDS Patients, ‘When No One Else Would’

Hello Lovelies!

I have to apologize to you all for dropping the ball this week and not addressing the fact that I missed World AIDS Day on Monday. I wasn’t aware until Monday night of what the day was. However, in my defense I wasn’t aware of much on Monday as I was in extreme pain with a bothersome wisdom tooth.

Anyway, as I was driving to work this morning, I had my radio tuned to NPR as always and I caught this week’s edition of Story Corps. This week they spoke with a woman living in Arkansas who cared for AIDS patients when they’d pretty much been abandoned by their families. She estimated she’s cared for nearly 1,000 individuals since the early 1980s.

While the story is pretty much typed out on the link here, I urge you to listen to it through the link provided on the story’s page.

Much love,

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